Conservatory of Flowers - Golden Gate Park

Until October 21.

The Conservatory is definitely one of our favorite spots in San Francisco. We already told you? You're right... and we will have a lot of other opportunities to say it again!



Here is a short story of the Conservatory to contribute to your overall knowledge about San Francisco...


The Conservatory of Flowers is a living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,750 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world. Immersive displays in five galleries include the lowland tropics, highland tropics, aquatic plants, potted plants and special exhibits. 

Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in North America and has attracted millions of visitors to Golden Gate Park since it first opened its doors. It is designated as a city, state and national historic landmark and was one of the 100 most endangered sites of the World Monuments Fund.



And now, let's talk about the current exhibition.

You remember that we had talked to you about Playland at the beach, the former one. We are now brought to another world and another time, kind of a prehistoric paradise.


The exhibit's purpose is to teach us about flora and plants of that era and their influence and interaction towards monstrous reptiles, dinosaurs and giant bugs.


The result is fun, beautiful and so playful, as usual @ the Conservatory. You might not remember the name of the ancient plant that used to feed the T'Rex, but you will enjoy the sounds and light effects, you will take memorable pictures, you will jump out of fear and surprise with the animals' roars, you will stare at that T'Rex, which smashed through the roof, and especially...

you won't forget to press the red button! If you were at the Academy of Sciences for theEarthquake exhibition right before, this teeny tiny red button will give you some goosebumps... and start some good laughs.




As usual, kids will love it! And you will have a good time with them at the Conservatory.



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Conservatory of Flowers

Open Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm